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Wine Expert, Retail Associate

Company: FreshDirect
Location: Brooklyn
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement FreshDirect, in compliance with New York City law, is requiring that all employees working in any of our New York City locations be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are approved for medical or religious accommodation. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide supporting documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for accommodation is not approved, then your employment will be terminated.As of February 9th, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status no later than the first day of your employment. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in you being placed on an unpaid leave of absence and potential termination of employment from FreshDirect. Overview: Fresh Direct Wines and Spirits is looking for a full-time Retail Associate for our boutique South Park Slope store. Retail Associates help walk-in customers select wines & spirits and provide good, friendly customer service to our loyal local base as well as new customers. Retail experience is preferred; good knowledge of wine and spirits is essential.We re a hands-on store where everyone works together to ensure a stellar customer experience. We maintain an unpretentious, relaxed atmosphere and we focus on great customer service. Shifts needed are 5 days a week, ability to work weekends and nights is a necessity. There is growth potential and exciting opportunities for the right candidate in the new year. Responsibilities: Assists walk-in customers with recommendations and pairings, focusing on developing repeat customers General store management - opening/closing, checking in deliveries, cash drops, etc. Assists with daily in-store tastings (when they return). Engaging with customers on new and featured wines & spirits Restocking and maintenance of shelves Maintenance of the basement, including organization Accepting shipments of merchandise once or twice a week. This involves lifting, carrying, and stacking cases of alcoholic beverages up and down a flight of stairs. Basic maintenance of the store, including sweeping, mopping, dusting, cleaning of kitchen, bathroom, etc. Assists with social media promotions and postings Qualifications: An appreciation of wines and spirits of all price levels Good wine and spirits knowledge Previous wine and spirits retail or sales experience Excellent customer service, and strong verbal and written communication skills Punctual and detail-oriented WSET Certification or equivalent a plus Knowledge of MS Word/Excel/Shopkeep a plus Able to lift 40 lbs. Able to work weekends and nights consistently About FreshDirect Wine Store: FreshDirect Wines and Spirits is a boutique store serving the Park Slope area since 2014. Our staff prides themselves on finding the right bottle for you at any price point. Our ever-expanding selection is filled with crowd pleasers for every palate, wines you won t find anywhere else, organic and biodynamic offerings, and hard-to-find spirits. Who is FreshDirect: FreshDirect is the northeast's leading online fresh food grocer, delivering directly to customers throughout seven states, including the New York City, Philadelphia, and District of Columbia metropolitan areas. FreshDirect is committed to sourcing the freshest and best-tasting meat, fish, produce, and specialty items through direct relationships with suppliers, growers, and farmers. FreshDirect is proud to have joined the multi-national grocery and technology organization, Ahold Delhaize, at the beginning of 2021. This acquisition will fuel FreshDirect s growth as a leading eCommerce grocer in the United States.From the beginning, FreshDirect has set out to provide something different. We are a community partner with a mission to deliver the highest quality and service that customers can find. This is an environment in which associates can innovate, grow and have successful careers-most of our leaders have come up through our ranks. And thanks to our team s extraordinary efforts, we are a leading innovator in the e-commerce and grocery industries. Why choose FreshDirect? We're a company that thrives on teamwork. Our evolution is driven by our passionate employees and investment in perfecting the technology that lets us deliver the highest-quality food. Our state-of-the-art facility creates an environment for innovation. We support our employees with on-the-job training for plant employees and drivers, team-building activities, workplace recognition opportunities, and by encouraging direct relationships with our suppliers in the field.Great people deserve great perks. We offer comprehensive benefits, plus many workplace extras, including: A flexible and generous paid time off plan 20% off at and significant markdowns at our employee market 24-hour access to the FreshDirect shuttle between our Bronx headquarters and the subway Regular events and barbecues for employeesClick to explore careers and Learn on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube!Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the Team member(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Position Descriptions may be subject to change as the needs of the organization change.As an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, FreshDirect does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age religion, creed, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Furthermore, FreshDirect will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because they are disabled, a disabled veteran, or a veteran of the Vietnam era, provided they are qualified and meets the requirements established by FreshDirect for the job.Job Type: Full-timePay: $20.00 - $24.00 per hourBenefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Paid time off Vision insuranceSchedule: 10 hour shift 4x10 8 hour shiftAbility to commute/relocate: Brooklyn, NY 11215: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Experience: Wine Expert: 2 years (Required) Bartending or Sommelier: 1 year (Required)Shift availability: Day Shift (Required) Night Shift (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: FreshDirect, New York , Wine Expert, Retail Associate, Hospitality & Tourism , Brooklyn, New York

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